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Gogebic County Michigan Sheriff Overview

Gogebic County is located on the western tip of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was founded in 1887. Its name is believed to be derived from an Ojibwe word (Native American language). The county seat is Bessemer. The zip codes in Gogebic County are 49947, 49969, 49968, 49925, 49959, 49911, and 49938.

Sheriff Pete Matonich is the head law enforcement officer in Gogebic County. You can reach him directly via email at pmatonich@gogebic.org. The Undersheriff is Ross C. Solberg. He oversees the daily operations of the entire Sheriff’s Office. You can email him at rsolberg@gogebic.org. Sgt. Jay Kangas is the Jail Administrator of the Gogebic County Jail. You can contact him via email at jkangas@gogebic.org.

Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 100 W Iron St, Bessemer, MI 49911

Phone: (906) 667-0203

Fax: (906) 663-4090

Inmate Search in Gogebic County Jail

The Gogebic County Jail does not have an inmate roster available online. To locate an inmate at this facility, you can get in touch with the Sheriff’s Office at (906) 667-0203.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Gogebic County Jail are allowed visitation once a week. Inmates with their last names beginning with A through L have visitation on Tuesday nights from 7pm to 9pm. Inmates with last names beginning with M through Z are allowed visitation on Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm. The jail recommends visitors to call prior to their arrival as changes and cancellations of visitation schedules do sometimes occur.

Working at the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office:

A Deputy Sheriff in Gogebic County can earn a starting hourly wage of $19.66. The maximum hourly wage for this position is $23.89. As a Deputy Sheriff, one is expected to patrol assigned areas in the county, enforce laws and traffic regulations, investigate crimes and traffic accidents, and provide motorist assistance.

The basic requirements for a Deputy Sheriff is as follows:

– be at least 18 years old

– have a high school diploma or its equivalent

– have a valid Michigan Driver’s License

– be MCOLES certified or certifiable

– have no prior felony convictions

If you wish to apply for this position in the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office, please call (906) 667-0203.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

A sex offender is required by law to register his information in the state and national sex offender databases. A sex offender is defined as an individual who has a conviction for a sex crime such as sex trafficking, prostitution, and rape. To locate sex offenders living in Gogebic County, you can go to

Please note that the Michigan State Police cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the database as some offenders do not provide their information. There may be times that you will encounter records that only show last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

A person charged with a crime in Gogebic County is allowed to remain free while awaiting trial if he or she has posted bail. This is the money set by the court as a form of insurance to help guarantee the defendant’s appearance in court once the trial begins. The defendant forfeits the money is he fails to show up as promised.

If a defendant does not have enough money for bail, a bondsman can be hired to secure his release. A bondsman’s fee is usually 10% of the bail amount and it cannot be refunded.

Gogebic County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Gogebic County Probation Department
Location:200 North Moore Street, Bessemer, Michigan, 49911
Phone:906-667-0323
Fax:906-667-0598
Gogebic County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined24
Avg Daily Population28
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll9
Full time total employees9
Total salaries and wages340000
Other operating expenditures248000
Total construction costs70000
Equipment, furnishings, etc500
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 100 W. IRON STREET BESSEMER MI 49911

Gogebic County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20166,418
Number Employed Annual Average, 20165,998
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016420
Unemployment Rate, 20166.5
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201538,416
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Gogebic County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,581
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201518.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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